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Nursing Assistants are an integral part of every medical team. They can work directly with patients, under the direction and supervision of Licensed Nurses, for example an RN or LPN. They are an important part of the health care system and are a vital support to the entire hospital staff. ​

 

​A Nursing Assistant focuses on providing patients with more personal care during their recovery phase or hospital stay, while helping nursing staff with additional tasks. Nursing Assistants focus on providing much needed support and assistance to the Nursing staff and medical professionals in order to provide the best health care to patients.

NURSING ASSISTANT TRAINING

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NURSING ASSISTANTS ARE AN

IMPORTANT PART OF THE MEDICAL TEAM

 

NURSING ASSISTANT DUTIES MAY INCLUDE:

 

​Patient Bathing

Ambulatory Care

Preparing Medical Instruments

Setting Up Medical Equipment

Feeding Assistance

Recording Patient Fluid Intake and Output

Patient Vitals

Stocking Medical Supplies

Dressing Patients

Assisting at Nurse or Doctor Direction

Patient Bed Pan Cleaning

Emptying of Catheter Bag Contents

Light Housekeeping

 

​PLACES THAT MAY HIRE NURSING ASSISTANTS:

 

​Nursing Homes

Hospices

Hospitals

Doctor Offices

Medical Clinics

Urgent Care Centers

Assisted Living Facilities

Adult Day Care Centers

NURSING ASSISTANT

TRAINING PROGRAM​

 

​Programs run ​between 6 and 8 weeks

​Day, evening and weekend ​classes are available​

 

​ADMISSION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS​

   Must be at least 16 years old​

   Complete N.A. Application (with written essay)​

   High School Diploma or GED

 

NOTE:

Students without a High School Diploma or GED ​will need to pass the Wonderlic "Ability to Benefit" test​

   Interview  with Saint Joseph's School of Nursing Program Director​

   Complete Screening Policy​​

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​​CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT

Upon successful completion of 160 hours (100 hours of clinical and 60 hours of theory), student will be able to sit for the state certification exam.​